Gentoo Logo
Gentoo Spaceship




Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Archives are currently not up to date. GMANE provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.
c.f. bug 424647
List Archive: gentoo-dev
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-dev: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Headers:
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
From: Florian Philipp <lists@...>
Subject: Re: dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 21:01:06 +0200
Am 09.05.2012 15:47, schrieb Mike Frysinger:
> our glibc versions long ago stopped working with linux-2.4 due to NPTL being 
> required.  further, we've long set the min kernel version to 2.6.9 in the 
> ebuild itself.  so bumping it to 2.6.16 isn't a stretch.
> 
> the driving force here is that glibc upstream is looking to set the min kernel 
> version to 2.6.16.  if there's no real incentive for us to support anything 
> older, then we'll follow suite.
> -mike

Can you please keep an old version in the tree? Masked if necessary.
There are still virtual private server hosts out there using 2.6.9
(usually old Red Hat or SuSE servers) and with OpenVZ you cannot deploy
your own kernel.

Regards,
Florian Philipp

Attachment:
signature.asc (OpenPGP digital signature)
Replies:
Re: dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
-- Mike Frysinger
References:
dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
-- Mike Frysinger
Navigation:
Lists: gentoo-dev: < Prev By Thread Next > < Prev By Date Next >
Previous by thread:
dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
Next by thread:
Re: dropping support for <linux-2.6.16 on glibc systems
Previous by date:
Re: Tightly-coupled core distro [was: Council meeting summary for 3 April 2012]
Next by date:
Re: Tightly-coupled core distro [was: Council meeting summary for 3 April 2012]


Updated Jun 29, 2012

Summary: Archive of the gentoo-dev mailing list.

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.